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These are the colors of Kristianstads city, and of course, ours. If you join us, those are the colors you will carry proudly!

Kristianstads Nation got its name from the city Kristianstad in Scania. Historically students at Lund University used to join the nation representing their home city, but now we welcome students from all over Sweden and all over the world. Despite this, we kept the best of being a

Scanian Nation: In our house, the sun always shines!


Kristianstads Nation was created in 1890, when the growing Scanian Nation (Skånska nationen) had to split up in to 5 smaller nations. Nowadays, it doesn’t matter where you come from when you choose which Nation to join- whoever joins Kristianstads Nation belongs to the same family!

For several decades, our community has shared experiences, created memories and welcomed new members who have kept writing the story of the Nation. Do you need some help understanding the gobbledygook of older members? No worries, here is a little list to help you navigating our Nation’s references!


It all goes back to the 17th century. The "Snapphanar" were those who lived around Kristianstad in the 17th century and fought in the resistance during the Scanian wars. They supported Denmark in their goal of reconquering Scania from Sweden. Of course, we all love Sweden now and nobody is quite sure of when this piece of history entered our symbols.


Names of those who live around the city of Kristianstad. For us it includes all those who like Kristianstads Nation and attend our events!


Our beloved hall, were most of all our events take place. Welcome!


Vårt smeknamn.

Kan du uttala det?


Namnet på medlemmarna i Kristianstads nation.

The rooster
His Majesty Ursnapphanen

His Majesty Ursnapphanen should need no introduction.

Several traditions come from him and he is said to be the real master of this Nation. If you want to learn more, you should definitely  attend Snapphanefesten! Otherwise, you can take a look at him above our entrance door!

This is the Nations weapon. It also originates from our mother city, Kristianstad.

The nickname of our annual ball, Snapphanefesten!


One of the rooms in the "cykelgången" (bike hallway), sometimes used for meetings. Welcome!


The nickname of our annual ball, Snapphanefesten!

Having a hard time finding the nation? Just look for the dotted balconies!


The Nation
Our History

Through everything we are doing, from pubs to sport activities, we have one objective: creating events and an environment that will help establish links among people. To do so, we are trying to keep close to our values and we hope you will come to share them!


our community is what makes us great


you can't stop the sun from shining!


there's always time to hang out

Good food

what is better than good food when bringing people together?


let's learn from what we do and who we meet

Our Values


The nation meeting

The nation meeting serves as the nation’s highest governing organ. All members are entitled to vote at the meetings that take place three times per semester. Here representatives are elected, the budget is decided and other reports are reviewed.

Inspector and Pro-Inspectors

Charlotta Johnsson is the nation’s Inspector and keeps an eye on the nation. The Inspector is the nation’s principal representative, which means that it is the president of the nation meeting and the senior staff meetings.

Our Pro-Inspectors, Ola Troedsson and Emma Odsell Jangö, help the Inspector in it-´s work and also keep an extra eye on issues regarding the nation’s economy. Pro-Inspector can be explained as deputy Inspector.


Seniors are the board of the nation. They prepare cases before the nation meeting and discuss the strategic guidelines for the nation.

The Quratel

The quratel is the nation’s highest executive body and consists of two people working full time; the Qurator and the ProQurator Economy, and four people working part time; the ProQurator Social, the PR-manager, the Dungeon Master, and the Notary.

The quratel leads the nation’s everyday business to actively promote diversity and equality within the nation as well as to actively discourage discriminatory treatment. They consult the senior staff before major investments or decisions of strategic importance. They also fulfill the tasks and follow the guidelines decided by the nation meeting or seniors.


Every activity is run by one or two formen.

Foremen are responsible of:
– performing to the best of their ability, and of developing and leading the work of his/her workers
– responsibly managing the resources made available by the nation
– together with ProQurator Social continuously evaluating and improving his/her work
– training new foremen
– participating in various activities for the foremen


Workers help the foremen during the activities. They can help with anything from cooking to taking pictures. They are usually members of the Nation, but other students in Lund can also come and try it out.

The Nomination Committee

The nomination committee interviews and prepares all the nominees for elected office, except those elections prepared by the senior staff .

The House Board

The house that we use, Snapphanegården, is managed by the house board. Residential building economy is managed separately from the nation.
The residential building board consists of Inspector, Proinspector, and Qurator, as well as representatives from each dorm.


Tobias Mörtlund and Mathilda Sörensen volunteer as the nation’s nonprofit accountants. They review the nation’s accounts.

Our Organisation
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